Steve Will

Steve Will

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  • Fresh Faces in IBM i Development
    August 14, 2018
  • Announcing the POWER9 980 for IBM i and 7.3 TR5
    August 7, 2018
  • IBM i in Healthcare: IBM’s WISH Application
    July 9, 2018
  • Innovative Solutions Drive the Next 30 Years of IBM i
    June 21, 2018
  • Introducing the 2018 IBM i Fresh Faces Class
    June 6, 2018
  • The IBM i Future: Hints from DB2

    In a previous post about the future of IBM i, I shared some of the primary messages we give to customers who ask us things like, “Show me a roadmap for IBM i for the next five years” and “Is IBM going to support IBM i in the future?” Typically, these questions get asked by CxO types in companies—CTOs, CIOs and CEOs who don’t have much experience with IBM i and its predecessors, or who have been depending on the platform for a long time, but who have had no reason to pay close attention to the blogs, whitepapers and conference sessions we’ve been creating for the customer base. The messages from that post are often enough to calm the anxiety of CxOs, particularly if we get to deliver them in person.

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    Posted: April 13, 2015 |

    Conferences and IBM i: Go, Learn, Do

    It’s Spring, so that means there are many imminent opportunities for IBM i users to do one of the best things they can do for their future, their pleasure and their current job: attend a conference!

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    Posted: April 6, 2015 |

    The IBM i Future – 2015 version

    I mentioned in my previous post that I would be revisiting some topics that bear repeating, and today’s certainly does. It’s about the future of IBM i.

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    Posted: March 30, 2015 |

    Repeating the IBM i Message

    OK, so it’s been a while since I wrote a blog. There are several related causes for this. Today’s blog will attempt to tie those causes together, and in the end, will explain where this blog will be headed for the next several entries – at least!

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    Posted: March 24, 2015 |

    Talking to IBM i Clients in 2014

    One of the core pieces of the IBM i strategy is communicating with our community. Historically, our platform has been quite intentional in working with user groups, in supporting major conferences, and in sending IBM i experts to local sessions around the world. In the past several years, we’ve “doubled down” on this part of our strategy, particularly where participation from our development team is concerned.

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    Posted: February 17, 2015 |

    IBM i Links You Need

    There is a vast amount of information out there on IBM i and yet, as I travel the world talking to IBM i clients, I continue to encounter hundreds – perhaps thousands – who don’t the starting points which help you find that information. 

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    Posted: December 11, 2014 |

    Software Transfer for the IBM i Operating System and Related Programs

    Can IBM i and related Licensed Programs Products (LPPs) transfer from machine to machine within an enterprise? Can the programs transfer outside the enterprise?

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    Posted: November 24, 2014 |

    Around the World With IBM i

    It’s been quite a ride, let me tell you. No, really, I’m going to tell you. Here, today, in this blog. Part of my job – at least the way I see the job of Chief Architect – is to speak to, and talk with, customers. Because IBM i is used all over the world, I am often invited to participate in events, or visit clients, around the world.

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    Posted: November 17, 2014 |

    TCO, TCA and Reliability – the 2014 ITG IBM i Studies

    Two years ago, I wrote a blog about two ITG studies that compared IBM i to our competition in the small and midsized business (SMB) market, and in the Enterprise market. Those studies have recently been refreshed, and I’ve been using charts and data from these new studies as I’ve been traveling talking about the value of IBM i on Power Systems. In today’s blog, I will point out the highlights and give you links so you can get the full studies. 

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    Posted: November 11, 2014 |

    Announcing 7.2 TR1 (and 7.1 TR9 – and More!)

    Today, October 6, 2014 IBM announces the first Technology Refresh for the IBM i 7.2 release. We’re doing this announcement in conjunction with the Enterprise 2014 conference, so if you are here in Las Vegas with us this week, you can learn about the details up close. For those of you who are elsewhere, today’s blog provides a quick overview.

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    Posted: October 6, 2014 |

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